ARLINGTON, Texas -- The New York Yankees are in a free fall. They look like an old club, a step slow and fragile against younger, more vibrant teams. Understandably, their manager is testy.
This is the luggage they trudge into Tampa with for their first-place showdown with the Rays. If the manager's mood is still the same when they leave after the three games, they will be staring up in the standings at the Rays and the wild card might become a Bronx reality.